devon yanko

San Anselmo, CA

elite Since: 2015

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born 6/23/1982
hometown san anselmo, californina




Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
Amor Fati, Hic et Nunc. I have that tattooed on my wrist. The first part means "love of one's fate" - the me accepting your journey and where you are and embracing it. The second part means here and now. Reminding me to be present in everything I do.

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Sweet potato fries and a big old lettuce wrapped burger with avocado.

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
Oiselle Strappy bra and Off the Grid shorts!

Do you have a training philosophy?
The journey is the goal.

What is your favorite place to run?
Love Mt. Tam! Trails right out my bakery door, miles and miles of different kind of trails.

Why do you run?
There are so many reasons, I simply love it. I love to push myself and challenge myself. I hit reset out there, I find my freedom and my peace.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
Cooking and baking.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Amelie and The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

personal bests

26.2 2:38:55
50k 3:23:00
50 miles 5:59
100k 7:46:32
100 miles 14:52:06


racing highlights

2016 Western States 100 Miles - 3rd 
2016 Sean O'Brien 100k - 1st 
2015 Javalina Jundred 100 Miler - 1st & Course Record
2014 Napa Valley Marathon - 1st 
2013 Oakland Marathon - 1st 
2012 Olympic Trials Marathoner
2012 Napa Valley Marathon - 1st and Course Record
2012 Comrades Marathon 89k - 5th 
2011 100k National Champion - Mad City 100k
2010 50 Mile road National Champion - Tussey Mountainback
3 x Member of the USATF 100k National Team